Out of the swamp and into the OR: Frank Robb, alligator catcher extraordinaire, needed a complex mitral valve repair. George J. Arnaoutakis, MD, assistant professor in the division of cardiovascular surgery, discussed the critical surgery in this media highlight.
If surgery were gymnastics, a triple-organ transplant would be a feat worthy of the Olympics. It has everything: Complex and intricate procedure? Check. Frequency of pre-existing conditions that can increase risk? Check. Prerequisites of flawless technique and seamless intraoperative collaboration? Check and check. Rarely performed? Also check.
The UF Health Shands Hospital lung transplant program tops the list as the best in the United States for one-year risk-adjusted survival rates, according to the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, SRTR.
From the battle field to the emergency room, how Thomas Beaver has continued to care for trauma patients
Allen Korson went from a kidney stone ailment to needing a multiorgan transplant, both lungs and a liver, one of the rarest procedures performed in the United States due to its complexity.
A patient’s lungs were damaged beyond repair after he battled COVID-19. UF Health’s lung transplant team stepped up to help — and gave him another chance by performing the first post-virus transplant in the South.
Marfan syndrome, a rare disorder caused by a mutation in the fibrillin-1 gene, results in an excess of transforming growth factor beta. The increase typically results in overgrowth of the long bones, and the heart, blood vessels, joints and eyes are also often affected. Without accurate early diagnosis and treatment,…
“...it speaks to the innovation, skillset, and cross-disciplinary collaboration in UF Health’s Department of Surgery that we were selected as a site.”
Michael went into heart failure at 23. As a young, active man, he wasn’t sure a ventricular assist device (VAD) was the best fit for him. Our dedicated physicians worked with Michael to help keep him weightlifting, with a VAD. …
Al Johnson has lived in Georgia for most of his life. After owning a successful auto repair shop in the area for 20 years, he had to retire his business right next door due to his unexpected health issues. This was crushing to him after building a business he truly…